Leeds and Birmingham councils are to “significantly postpone” the January 2020 start dates of their clean air zones (CAZs) after a government delay to an essential online tool it is developing. In a joint statement issued today (18 June), the two councils said they had been on track to roll out their respective CAZs on the basis that a vehicle checker tool, which is being delivered by the government’s Joint Air Quality Unit (JAQU), would be ready by October this […]
Welcome to the first edition of Motor Transport’s Power Players – the list of the 20 people who we believe have the most influence and exert the most control over the road transport industry. This list is by no means objective, but we’ve debated the merits of those on the list. You will find operators, clients, industry stakeholders and a few off-the-wall choices. Some are there because they exerted power in 2012, while others appear because we expect them to […]
Transport minister Robert Goodwill has called on the European Commission to consider introducing greater flexibility in the rules about Driver CPC (DCPC) training when it comes to the minimum seven-hour training periods currently required.
The Microlise Transport Conference programme has been finalised, with an environment-focused panel set to debate key environmental issues, including recent stringent EU CO2 reduction targets for heavy vehicles and the clean air and low emission zones coming in to operation across the UK.